- Students must complete one essay highlighting two different views on a historical debate.
- The essay length should be 350-600 words.
- Students must incorporate unit terms and/or concepts where possible.
- Students must reference the two required sources AND an additional two sources appropriately related to the historical debate.
- Students should clarify the evidence supporting their essay. You may embed source details by specifying the author and/or title of the source. Does your author question the quality of the sources they are using or do they present all source information as 100% factual. Did you find any of the evidence questionable; why?
- Students must type and submit their essay responses, then load the completed file to blackboard by the the due date/time.
- While you do not need to include a title page, students should include their name, the course, and title of work in the header of their document.
- All four sources should be cited in Chicago Style format at the bottom of the essay.
- Please use appropriate college language, spelling, writing structure, etc.
- Font? 12 pt. As far as font type is concerned, just make sure it is legible so I don’t strain my eyes.
- Both spell-check, then proofread your work.
These two sources are required.
Locate the following two sources in JSTOR. Read them in the order listed.
- Johnson, Benjamin H. “The Cosmic Race in Texas: Racial Fusion, White Supremacy, and Civil Rights Politics.” The Journal of American History 98, no. 2 (2011): 404-19. http://0-www.jstor.org.libcat.sanjac.edu/stable/41509962.
- Guglielmo, Thomas A. “Fighting for Caucasian Rights: Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and the Transnational Struggle for Civil Rights in World War II Texas.” The Journal of American History92, no. 4 (2006): 1212-237. doi:10.2307/4485889.
ADDITIONAL SOURCE OPTIONS
Students should explore additional sources. You may want to evaluate primary sources to check the quality of the research presented by Johnson & Guglielmo. You may want to consider alternate viewpoints. You may want to consider contemporary relevance. You must include two additional sources to support your evaluation of Johnson & Guglielmo. Copy and past links into the browser.
The following sources could be useful:
- Vasconccelos: https://www.csus.edu/indiv/o/obriene/art111/readings/vasconcelos%20cosmic%20race.pdf
- Cantrell, Gregg. “”Our Very Pronounced Theory of Equal Rights to All”: Race, Citizenship, and Populism in the South Texas Borderlands.” The Journal of American History 100, no. 3 (2013): 663-90. http://0-www.jstor.org.libcat.sanjac.edu/stable/44308758.
- Video Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPoI1tHvoqE
- Benjamin Marquez. 1989. “The Politics of Race and Assimilation: The League of United Latin American Citizens 1929-40.” The Western Political Quarterly 42 (2): 355. doi:10.2307/448359.
- find in JSTOR
- Murata, Katsuyuki. 2001. “The (Re)Shaping of Latino/Chicano Ethnicity through the Inclusion/Exclusion of Undocumented Immigrants: The Case of LULAC’s Ethno-Politics.” American Studies International 39 (2): 4.
- Link: http://0-search.ebscohost.com.libcat.sanjac.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=4746504&site=eds-live.
- Laura J. Torres-Rodríguez. “Orientalizing Mexico: Estudios Indostánicos and the Place of India in José Vasconcelos’s La Raza Cósmica,” no. 1 (2015): 77. doi:10.1353/rhm.2015.0007.
- Link: http://0-search.ebscohost.com.libcat.sanjac.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edspmu&AN=edspmu.S1944644615100048&site=eds-live
- Wade, Peter. “Rethinking “Mestizaje”: Ideology and Lived Experience.” Journal of Latin American Studies 37, no. 2 (2005): 239-57. http://0-www.jstor.org.libcat.sanjac.edu/stable/3875685.
- Poem: http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/latinos/joaquin.htm
*You are welcome to choose other sources.